The College has its roots in Ghana Telecom’s flagship Training Centre, which was one of a kind in West Africa. It was first used as a Royal Air Force (RAF) Training School during the Second World War and subsequently handed to Cable and Wireless to train Telecommunications Technicians for British West African Countries ( i.e., Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and The Gambia) .
The Training Centre progressed rapidly through deregulation and privatization to become the main source of teaching and certification in Telecommunications Engineering for Ghana Telecom employees as well as other institutions in Ghana and West Africa..
In 2005, Ghana Telecom's management upgraded the infrastructure and equipment to modern standards in preparation for converting the training centre into a university for telecommunication and multimedia engineering & information technology.
Commencement of Operations
On November 01, 2005 GTUC was granted authorization to continue its preparation for accreditation from the National Accreditation Board (NAB). On March 30, 2006 GTUC was given accreditation and registered in terms of regulation 12(1) of the Tertiary Institutions (Establishment and Accreditation ) regulations 2002,L.I. 1700 to run the following programmes:
- Diploma in Telecom Engineering
- BSc Information Technology
- BSc Computer Engineering
- BSc Informatics
- BSc Telecom Engineering
- BSc Mobile Internet Communication
- MSc Telecom Management
- MSc Telecom Engineering
Three new programmes were recently accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) to be offered at the university. These are:
- Diploma in Information Technology
- “Top Up” programme in Information Technology, and
- “Top Up” programme is Telecom Engineering
The primary target for the “top up” programmes is for holders of the Higher National Diploma (HND) who are looking for ways to upgrade to degree status.
The university was officially inaugurated on August 15, 2006, by H E. John Agyekum Kufuor, President of the Republic of Ghana.